How long have you been a Hospital Clinician?
I have been a Hospital Clinician at Woodlands Health since July 2020.
Tell us more about your role.
I work in the Emergency Department (ED), currently nested at KTPH. As a Hospital Clinician, I have had broad training in medicine, surgery and intensive care which allows me to care for my patients with confidence.
What drove you to join healthcare?
I have always had a passion for science, and to me, Medicine stood out as the most meaningful way to apply it for the greater public good.
What is one thing that spurs you on at work?
Patients who come to the Emergency Department are often in a state of distress, experiencing illness, anxiety, or both. Providing diagnosis, stabilising their conditions, and offering reassurance that they will receive dedicated care brings comfort to patients. This inspires me to consistently give my best for their well-being.
What is one thing about your job, that you feel is unknown or misunderstood?
It's often assumed that our role in the ED demands a lack of emotions as we deal with injuries, death, and other distressing situations. We are in fact quite warm and empathetic, which enables us to build rapport with our patients and their loved ones.
Can you share with us one or two memorable moments from your time in WH or healthcare?
Representing the WH Emergency Department in the Inter-Hospital SIMWars at the recent Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore (SEMS) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2023 was a memorable experience for me.
As our team consisted of WH ED doctors and nurses who are based in different hospitals, the process of collaborating, strategising, and rehearsing was particularly challenging. While we didn't secure victory, our team's performance was strong, and the entire experience was immensely enjoyable.
What do you love about your job?
I love the diversity in my everyday work and also that it is very hands-on. I also love that I am empowered to make decisions for my patients - I understand the weight of that responsibility and always strive to do better for them.
What is your favourite quote and personal mantra?
"Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you're donating blood." - Bill Murray